NPR features a new slippery coating for medical devices, developed with the Wyss Institute, that repels blood and bacteria and prevents clotting. The coating is also reported in a Scientific American podcast.
Professor Aizenberg is selected for membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honor society of scientists, scholars, writers, artists, and civic and corporate leaders working together to solve the world's most pressing challenges.
Alex's just-published paper on making extremely durable, corrosion-resistant steel coatings is featured in the BBC podcast Science in Action (starting at 14:08 minutes). Read more about the work in a Harvard press release.
Joanna was awarded the George Ledlie Prize, given by the President and Fellows of Harvard College to someone who has "by research, discovery, or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind.”
When George Ledlie, Harvard Class of 1884, died in 1927 he left Harvard a $1,000 bequest with very specific instructions: The income generated by the gift was to “be paid not oftener than once in every two years as a prize to a person in any way connected with said University, who, in the judgment of said University since the last awarding of the said prize, has by research, discovery or otherwise made the most valuable contribution to science, or in any way for the benefit of mankind …”
The new director of ARPA-E (the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy) singles out SLIPS as a prime example of translation of basic science into a high-impact energy-saving application, in an interview in Innovation.
Synthetic materials in life-like motion. Dr. ir. P.A. (Peter) Korevaar (m), RU – Institute for Molecules and Materials The assembly of molecular building blocks into dynamic materials that grow, move and self-regulate is one of the most fascinating processes in living matter. The researchers will develop new strategies to Read more about Peter awarded a Veni Lauerate
Ling won the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization's Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award for his work using high-resolution tomography to develop a fundamental understanding of the mechanical and multifunctional design of biological materials. Read more here.
SLIPS Technologies is featured in the current issue of Nature. The outlook "Materials and engineering: Rebuilding the world" presents multiple scientists commercializing technologies that enable sturdier and more-sustainable structures.